Ângelo de Sousa

Almost Everything I am Capable Of | Vila Real

Galeria Municipal de Barcelos
Galeria Municipal de Barcelos
05 NOV 2021 - 30 JAN 2022
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Image: Ângelo de Sousa, Sem título, 1969. Col. Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, em depósito na Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Depósito em 2003. Foto: João Monteiro, cortesia FLAD

One of the most influential figures in the Portuguese artistic context of the second half of the twentieth century, Ângelo de Sousa (Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, 1938—2011, Porto) is also one of the artists better represented in the Serralves Collection. Spanning from 1961 to 2002, these works cover all artistic media used throughout the artist’s prolific career: drawing, painting, film, sculpture, installation, and photography.

‘Ângelo de Sousa: Almost Everything I am Capable Of’ includes a selection of the artist’s drawings, paintings and sculptures and aims to emphasize the importance of the interaction between these disciplines in the development of his artistic work. This exhibition refutes the prevailing image of Ângelo, the painter, demonstrating that his sculptures and drawings are not only fundamental facets of his work, but also the ones in which his experimentalist spirit is particularly striking.

Ângelo’s works are apparently simple — in his words, the artist tries to achieve ‘the maximum effect with the minimum resources, the maximum effectiveness with the minimum effort, and the maximum presence with the minimum screaming’. His drawings, paintings and sculptures do not illustrate concepts, they never begin with ideas, but rather his desire to make and think with his hands. The exhibition underlines the artist’s desire to work with simple elements, presenting abstract-geometric exercises in different media that reveal the artist’s dedication to the study of shape, colour and light.

‘Ângelo de Sousa: Almost Everything I am Capable Of’ is part of the Touring Exhibitions Programme of the Serralves Collection, which aims to make the Foundation's collection accessible to different audiences across the country.


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